Patents Examined by Stephen F. Husar
  • Patent number: 10309589
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a coverlay layer having a void therein. A backing layer is disposed against a first side of the coverlay layer. A transmission layer is disposed against a second side of the coverlay layer opposite the first side such that a chamber is formed within the void between the transmission layer and the backing layer. The transmission layer includes a first area having a first level of light transmissivity and a second area having a second level of light transmissivity that is greater than the first level of light transmissivity. The transmission layer is oriented so that at least a portion of each of the first area and the second area overlaps the void. A light source is positioned in the chamber between the first area of the transmission layer and the backing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Rohinni, LLC
    Inventors: Cody Peterson, Monica Hansen, Justin Wendt, Clint Adams, Andrew Huska
  • Patent number: 10283991
    Abstract: A portable power charger having an internal rechargeable battery includes a charger housing having at least power connection port and a flashlight portion having at least one flashlight bulb. The power connection port is operatively connected to the rechargeable battery and can be used to connect the charger with an external power source, an electronic device, or both. The flashlight is operatively connected to the internal battery as well, either via a direct connection, via the power connection port, or via a dedicated rechargeable flashlight battery unit that can be recharged from the battery unit of the power charger. The power connection port can act in a power input mode when the charger is connected with an external power source via the power connection port and in a power output mode when at least one electronic device is connected to the charger via the power connection port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Halo2Cloud LLC
    Inventors: Garold C. Miller, Nathan Daniel Weinstein
  • Patent number: 10253964
    Abstract: Wearable headlight devices and related methods are provided and can include a luminaire that can include a housing having a luminaire vent therein for receiving cooling air and a light source contained within the housing. An air moving device can be located outside of the luminaire for facilitating cooling air intake through the luminaire vent. An exhaust tube can be connected to the luminaire and the air moving device to facilitate air flow of the cooling air between the luminaire and the air moving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Integra LifeSciences Corporation
    Inventors: James Strong, Richard A. Tamburrino, John M. Ryan, Roger W. A. Leseberg, Ervin Goldfain, David M. Babson, David Stephens, Angelo Martellaro
  • Patent number: 10241355
    Abstract: A screen having a free-viewing mode and a restricted-viewing mode, comprising a backlight emitting light into an unrestricted angular range in the free-viewing mode, and into a restricted angular range in the restricted-viewing mode. A transmissive imager is in front of the backlight. Light sources are outside the display area of the imager, and a transparent plate-shaped light guide scattering particles distributed therein is in front of the imager. In the free-viewing mode, the light sources are off, so that light from the backlight passing the imager passes the light guide unaffected. In the restricted-viewing mode, the lights are on, so that light radiating into a restricted angular range and passing the imager is superimposed by light that is scattered into the viewing space due to irradiation of light from the light guide. Thereby, the visibility of an image on the imager is reduced outside the restricted angular range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: siOPTICA GmbH
    Inventors: Stepan Alkhimenko, Markus Klippstein, Ambrose Peter Nari, Uwe Schroeter, Juergen Schwarz
  • Patent number: 10228506
    Abstract: A directional backlight and a 3D image display apparatus including the directional backlight are provided. The directional backlight includes a light guide plate guiding light emitted from a light source; a diffractive device configured to adjust the direction of light exiting the light guide plate; and an aperture adjusting layer including a plurality of apertures. The aperture adjusting layer may adjust the optical output efficiency of the diffractive device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jaeseung Chung, Sunghoon Lee, Jihyun Bae, Joonyong Park, Hoon Song, Hongseok Lee, Dongouk Kim, Hyunjoon Kim, Bongsu Shin, Dongsik Shim, Seogwoo Hong
  • Patent number: 10222046
    Abstract: An LED light source including a housing having a curved upper wall to resist the intrusion of water into the interior of the light housing and the electronics therein, internal structure defining an air flow path ensuring air flow over the heat sinks coupled to the LED light sources and power supplies, and LED light sources producing broad visible spectrum light having a generally white coloration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Nextlight, LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas David Brumm
  • Patent number: 10215395
    Abstract: An LED luminaire (10) comprising: a main body portion (12) adapted, in use, to house an LED light panel (24); a mount (14) for securing, in use, the luminaire (10) to a surface; a driver unit (62); and a hinge (16, 42, 44) adapted to hingedly connect the main body portion (12) to the mount (14), wherein the hinge (16, 42, 44) comprises a, hollow interior volume for accommodating the driver unit (62), and wherein the driver unit (62) comprises a water-resistant housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: AC/DC LED LIMITED
    Inventor: Daniel Peter Hodgson
  • Patent number: 10209425
    Abstract: Apparatus for illuminating one or more components of an electronic device having a visual display (e.g., a backlit display), such as one or more keys of keyboards, one or more interface ports, or one or more external surfaces are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, a component illumination apparatus has a visual display and a light guide optically coupled to the visual display and that is adapted to illuminate one or more components external to the visual display. Methods of component illumination and illumination systems are described, as are other embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Ascensia Diabetes Care Holdings AG
    Inventor: Eugene Prais
  • Patent number: 10208944
    Abstract: The semiconductor lamp (1) is equipped with a heat sink (2, 3) which has a first part (2) and a second part (3) connected to each other by way of a press fit and which together delimit a receptacle (10, 12) for a driver (5), the first part (2) having an insert region (8) for insertion into the second part (3), which insert region consists of spring elements (21) that can be pushed inwards. The invention is particularly useful for retrofit lamps, in particular incandescent or halogen retrofit lamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: LEDVANCE GMBH
    Inventors: Carolin Mühlbauer, Klaus Eckert
  • Patent number: 10207637
    Abstract: A dome light assembly is provided for mounting to a headliner in a motor vehicle. That dome light assembly includes a mounting bracket having a flange engaging an upper face of the headliner and a receiver. Further, the dome light assembly includes a lamp housing including a fastener secured to the receiver and a light source held in the lamp housing. A related method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Edgar Javier Ortega Garcia, Fabrizio Dublan Sanchez, Carlos Ernesto Saenz Camacho
  • Patent number: 10204888
    Abstract: An LED-based light source for generating light having a selected dominant wavelength ?ds comprises a package housing a plurality of LEDs consisting of LEDs from first and second wavelength bins. The first wavelength bin comprises LEDs having a dominant wavelength ?d1 that is within a first wavelength range and the second wavelength bin comprises LEDs having a dominant wavelength ?d2 that is within a second wavelength range. The first wavelength bin can comprise LEDs having a dominant wavelength that is shorter than the selected dominant wavelength while the second wavelength bin comprises LEDs having a dominant wavelength that is longer than the selected dominant wavelength. The wavelength bins and number of LEDs are selected such that in operation the dominant wavelength of the combined light emitted by the source is the selected dominant wavelength. Lighting arrangements and light emitting devices incorporating such light sources are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Intematix Corporation
    Inventors: Yi-Qun Li, Hwa (Harik) Su, Chienli (Jeff) Yang
  • Patent number: 10197264
    Abstract: A color changing cover device for an electronic device includes a translucent cover component appearing white when not illuminated and having a shape adapted to cover a select portion of the electronic device, a direct transmission of less than 10%, and a diffuse transmission of less than 1%. A backlight component is arranged to illuminate the translucent cover component from a back surface of the translucent cover component. The backlight component is configured to provide at least two individually addressable colored lights with different spectral output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Matthew John Dejneka
  • Patent number: 10190733
    Abstract: In a light emitting section, a phosphor layer including a first phosphor particle which receives excitation light and emits fluorescence with a first peak wavelength and a phosphor layer including a second phosphor particle which receives the excitation light and emits fluorescence with a second peak wavelength are stacked. In the light emitting section, when an upper surface is a surface from which illumination light is mostly emitted, the illumination light including the fluorescence emitted from the first phosphor particle and the fluorescence emitted from the second phosphor particle, a reflective member to reduce leakage of fluorescence is provided on a side surface of the light emitting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Takahashi, Yoshiyuki Takahira, Yosuke Maemura, Tomohiro Sakaue
  • Patent number: 10173701
    Abstract: An apparatus including a housing; a solid state light source disposed in the housing to emit light therefrom; and a filter disposed in or on the housing in optical communication with the solid state light source to reshape a radiometric spectrum of the light emitted by the solid state light source to substantially replicate a radiometric spectrum of an incandescent filament light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: GE Lighting Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Yu Felix Fan, Luigi Tavernese, Lucas Urtiga, Eden Dubuc
  • Patent number: 10160376
    Abstract: A road surface drawing lamp unit includes a light source module and an optical system. In the light source module, a plurality of light sources which correspond individually to drawing patterns, each of which is long in a first direction which is a width direction of a road and short in a second direction which intersects the width direction of the road and an emitting axis of the light sources, are arranged so that the drawing patterns are drawn at a plurality of locations on the road along the second direction, and the light sources are formed so as to be turned on and off independently. The optical system emits light emitted from the light sources to the front.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi Shibata, Noriko Sato, Takeshi Masuda
  • Patent number: 10161605
    Abstract: An elongate tubular lighting assembly having a body with a length between spaced first and second ends. The tubular lighting assembly has a source of illumination and first and second connectors respectively at the first and second body ends. The first connector has cooperating first and second parts having first and second surfaces. The first and second connector parts are configured so that the first and second surfaces are placed in confronting relationship to prevent separation of the first and second connector parts with the body in an operative state as an incident of the first connector part moving relative to the second connector part from a position fully separated from the second connector part in a substantially straight path that is transverse to the length of the body into an engaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: Michael W. May
  • Patent number: 10151433
    Abstract: A portable light may comprise a light housing having a USB connector tray integrally molded therewith; a light source; a switch for selectively actuating the light source; and a circuit board in the light housing providing electrical contacts of a USB connector, whereby the connector tray and the electrical contacts cooperate to define a USB connector. The light source may operate in a mode wherein it provides illumination light and in a different mode wherein it provides an indication of charging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventors: W. Ross McLennan, Matthew B. Dalton
  • Patent number: 10143144
    Abstract: An improved ceramic discharge (hanging) lamp is designed for growing plants. A top mounted quick disconnect ballast provides maximum reflection area around the bulb. This also provides a quick disconnect for maintenance. Multiple ballasts can be daisy chained from one high voltage receptacle. An augmented LED or other light source can be attached to a lower frame or to the top frame to provide added light colors at various growth stages. A controller can vary the cycle times of each augmented light panel. The primary reflector maximizes the efficiency of the bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Fazle Quazi
  • Patent number: 10139553
    Abstract: A backlight module and a display device are provided. The backlight module comprises a light guide plate, a sealant frame enclosing edges of the light guide plate, and a light source disposed at an end of the light guide plate. The light guide plate has a near light end near the light source and a far light end further away from the light source. The light guide plate includes at least one first positioning structure at the far light end. The sealant frame includes at least a second positioning structure disposed at a position corresponding to the first positioning structure at the far light end. The first positioning structure and the second positioning structure are engaged with each other to position the light guide plate on a plane parallel to a light emitting surface of the light guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BOE OPTICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jingdan Peng, Wenjun Li, Xiaozeng Pei
  • Patent number: 10138109
    Abstract: A system for wirelessly charging an illuminated tap handle includes a tap handle and a wireless power unit. The tap handle includes a receiver coupling device, at least one light-emitting diode (LED) light, a transparent body, handle attachment, a handle chipset, and a personal-area network module. The handle attachment attaches the tap handle to existing beer tower opposite of the transparent body so that the existing beer tower can be operated through the tap handle. The transparent body is illuminated by the LED light that is communicably coupled to the handle chipset along with the personal-area network module. A transmitter coupling device of the wireless power unit communicably coupled with the receiver coupling device so that the handle chipset, the LED light, and the personal-area network module can be electrically powered as the transmitter coupling device is electrically connected to an external electrical outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: ILLUMITAP LLC
    Inventors: Andrew S. Walker, James R. Lester, Brian D. G. Maxfield